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Online shopping ‘affected high street footfall’

Emphasis on online shopping and early discounts meant shoppers waited until as late as possible to complete their festive spending.

A new report from the British Retail Consortium reveals a rise in online shopping is partly responsible for a reduction in the number of shoppers visiting the UK’s high streets and out of town retail centres.

BRC report record online sales over Christmas

The BRC attributes the increase in online shopping, in part, to better websites and better delivery times.

A record amount of online shopping was done in the last month of 2013, says the British Retail Consortium (BRC).

Last of the Big Six announce price cuts

Customers will save around £40 this year.

Npower are the last of the big six energy suppliers to announce what action it intends to take in order to cut prices, following the government’s review of levies on energy bills.

Sainsbury's records 36th consecutive quarterly sales rise

Sainsbury's convenience stores saw sales rise 18%

Sainsbury's surprised analysts by recording its 36th consecutive quarter of like-for-like sales increase but lost out overall to Lidl, Aldi and Waitrose in the Christmas grocery battle.

Money worries ‘on the rise’ in 2014 suggests a realistic repayment plan can ease debt worries.

Many people may now be starting worry about their leftover debts from 2013 and extra costs accumulated over the festive period.

Energy firms slow to pass on green levy bill reductions

Scottish Power has announced reductions in energy bills

Scottish Power have cut bills by 3.3 per cent, passing on savings from the government's decision to axe green levies but firms have still benefited from higher prices in the middle of winter.

Big four grocers lose out to Aldi, Lidl and Waitrose

Aldi were the supermarket winners over Christmas 2013

The big four grocers in the UK are expected to have lost further market share over Christmas to Aldo, Lidl and Waitrose.

Retailers experienced ‘underwhelming’ sales over Christmas

High streets expected a surge in the weeks leading up to Christmas, but this was not the case.

High street stores had an "underwhelming" Christmas with sales down 2.2 per cent in December, according to a new survey.

2.8% rail fare increase starts today

Campaigners say fares are rising faster than people's incomes.

From today rail fares will increase by an average of 2.8 per cent across the country, meaning that the cost of travel for some commuters will be more than £5,000 per year.

Ofgem introduces clearer energy billing and tariff options

New rules on energy bills and tariffs are being introduced

The energy regulator Ofgem is forcing energy firms to introduce clearer billing and tariff options for energy companies as part of its Retail Market Review.

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